A 10-part virtual cohort series to help emerging technology companies accelerate growth and development

Tech Venture Accelerator Boulder (TVX-Boulder)

What is TVX-Boulder?

TVX-Boulder is an exclusive 10-part virtual cohort series designed to help emerging companies in Colorado’s advanced industries to overcome hurdles in order to accelerate growth and development. The format, topics and tangible assistance the program offers was developed from success working with early- and second-stage science and technology ventures for more than 10 years. TVX-Boulder focuses on growth through non-dilutive capital sources (so you aren’t giving away any equity in your company) and technology commercialization.

When will the program be held?

The next TVX-Boulder cohort will begin September 15, 2022 and will be held on Thursday mornings from 9:00-11:00 am (plus a 30-minute open discussion) from September 15 through November 17.

Join us for a free virtual info session on August 18 to learn more about the program, meet the facilitators and hear from past graduates!

How is the program structured?

The series combines a virtual peer group format with more than 30 hours of strategic growth consulting:

  • 10-Session Peer Group Format
    These weekly 90-minute virtual sessions are facilitated discussions with founders/C-level executives and subject matter experts where challenges and successes are shared to find constructive solutions.
  • 30 Hours of Ongoing, Strategic Growth Consulting
    Lead consultants and subject matter experts provide market research and assistance with commercialization plans, business development and overall business structure—all customized for your business’ stage, situation and goals.

Who should apply?

Because of funding from the City of Boulder, TVX-Boulder is designed for City of Boulder-based businesses and their founders, C-level leaders and executive managers Colorado’s advanced industries, including:

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Bioscience
  • Electronics
  • Energy and natural resources (including cleantech)
  • Infrastructure engineering
  • Technology and information
  • Other innovative science and technology businesses

“We all come from the technology side – not business. We’re starting to reach our market and there’s so much potential, but now we are experiencing challenges that we know others have overcome before. We want to know how they solved it.”

“We’re scientists. We spent 5 years honing the science, now ready to go to market. We could use help.”

Does this sounds like you? If the answer is yes, you should apply for Tech Venture Accelerator.

What topics will be covered?

  • Market Research/Customer Discovery
  • Positioning Statements
  • Federal R&D Tax Credits
  • Structure of a Pitch
  • SBIR & Advanced Industries Grants
  • Marketing & Business Model Strategies
  • Value Proposition
  • Identifying Target Markets
  • Sales Team Compensation
  • Building Management Teams
  • Sales/Distribution Channels
  • Protecting & Marking IP
  • Legal Matters
  • Non-Dilutive Sources of Funding
  • Writing Commercialization Plans
  • Building a Dashboard & Performance Indicators
  • Contracting with the Government
  • Accounting for Government Contracts

Eligibility

To apply for TVX-Boulder, businesses must:

  • Be a science and technology business with its headquarters based in the City of Boulder
  • Have the potential for submitting SBIR/STTR proposals

Cost

The cost of the cohort is $2,450/participant. However, because of generous funding from the City of Boulder, the cost to participate will be fully offset for accepted businesses. No more than eight businesses will accepted into this exclusive TVX-Boulder cohort.

How To Apply

Applications are now open below. Applications are due August 26.

Applications for TVX-Boulder are now closed. To receive a notification when the application period opens again, please fill out your information below.

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Please briefly describe the following:

Technology Readiness Level (TRL)

1 = Least Interested, 5 = Most Interested
1 = Least Interested, 5 = Most Interested
This involves customer discovery meetings (by you), market research reports (by us), Business Model Canvas exercises (by you and us), final presentation (by you with our assistance), and a Next Steps Action Plan (by you).
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Upon submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation message as well as a copy of your application via email. If you don't receive a copy in your email (or your spam folder), please contact irhad.kozic@bouldersbdc.com to ensure your application was received.
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